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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands
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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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For travelers who want to go beyond the Bay of Islands, this action-packed day trip departs Paihia for Cape Reinga, located at the tip of the North Island. The purpose-built Waverider is ideal for traversing Ninety Mile Beach, and sandboards are provided at the Te Paki Sand Dunes. Enjoy a stop at Taipa Beach for morning tea and stroll through the Puketi Kauri Forest.
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Callum wrote a review Oct 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
When your in Paihia and you wannw go for a nice easy hike. Go do this one! It's easy, stunning (with good weather) and takes about 2 hours between Opua and Paihia. Walking the same route back is normally a bit boring, but not with this one.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Jeff & Julie wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a worthwhile hike from down in Russell - be prepared to give your legs a work out or alternatively drive to the top. You'll be rewarded with spectacular views from Russell to Pahia and Waitangi out to the coast above the Harbour and to the islands beyond. Excellent history boards to tell you what you're looking at.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Sue H wrote a review May 2020
El Pinar de Campoverde, Spain114 contributions35 helpful votes
Another lockdown walk that kept us amused .steady uphill climb with rewarding view. Carry on to Haruru falls
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Date of experience: April 2020
_starbabyf4g wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia71 contributions39 helpful votes
A local park leads to a bush trail near the end of School Road. The car park has room for about four vehicles, but there is also space on the side of the road. The trail, like so many in NZ, is uphill both ways. Trail conditions are good; packed dirt with light gravel, walkways and bridges where appropriate. Lots of bird life and about half a dozen Kauri trees including the one at the top. Good views on both sides of the ridgeline. There are good views near the top, also at various points along the trail, but the views are framed by foliage. About 25 minutes each way. Bring water in summer. The decontamination statin at the base of the trail (to prevent a blight affecting Kauri trees) was empty, so remember to decontaminate your footwear before and after.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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DesertTeacher wrote a review Jun 2019
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution3 helpful votes
Just a few minutes walk from town in a very pleasant, well tended track. The path up is mostly uphill but the grade is not too steep. If you are reasonably fit this whole track round trip can be completed in an hour. The first part of the track is more tropical with dense vegetation, ferns and Kauri trees. One Kauri tree near the begining of the trail appears to be quite old, based on its relative height and girth. The track follows a ravine at the bottom and gradually winds its way up to stands of (aspen?) That appear to have greyscale camouflage bark. There are a few spots with stairs but they are not too steep. The trail forks after a little more than a kilometer but I chose the overlook trail. The overlook has benches and offers some nice views of town and the surrounding area. The day I went it was raining and windy but the trail was very pleasant. Tui birds could be heard off somewhere in the bush. It is recommended to stay on the trail since there are traps set for possums and other predators of the birds. It is really the only option since most of the forest is too steep, too muddy or otherwise impassable.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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